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The Bookworm launches publishing house and literary award

In China, literary organisation the Bookworm is launching the publishing house China Bookworm Press and the inaugural China Bookworm Literary Award, reports Creative Asia. China Bookworm Press will publish English-language translations of contemporary fiction and nonfiction titles written by mainland Chinese authors. The publisher is registered in Hong Kong and headed by the Bookworm managing director Peter Goff. ‘There is an abundance of literary talent here and very strong traditions, and the press will aim to showcase the best of contemporary Chinese writing to international audiences,’ said Goff in a statement. The organisation has also established the China Bookworm Literary Award for a previously unpublished novel by a Chinese writer. The winning novel will be translated into English and published by China Bookworm Press, with the author to receive a prize of CNY5000 (A$990). There is also a second prize of CNY2500 (A$495) and third prize of CNY1000 (A$200). Submissions are open until 30 April 2015. The Bookworm runs bookstores in the cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou, as well as the China Bookworm Literary Festival from 13-29 March 2015. Read more about the publisher here and the award here.



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